A model study of downstream variations of the thermodynamic structure of the trade winds.

B. A. Albrecht

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A simple model is used to study downstream variations in the thermodynamic structure of the trade-wind boundary layer due to downstream variations in sea-surface temperature, divergence, surface wind speed, and the thermodynamic structure above the inversion. Model results indicate that dry and cold air advection due to an equatorward increase in sea-surface temperature results in a boundary layer that is less than 1oC cooler and 1 g kg-1 drier than that obtained for steady-state horizontally homogeneous conditions.-from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-202
Number of pages16
JournalTellus, Series A
Volume36 A
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Atmospheric Science

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